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post #6791 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 12:36 AM
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The local news station here just announced at least 3 county wide school closings only half day today. We're predicted to get an inch or half inch of snow later today. Can't say we don't take our snow seriously here in the south. Plan on feeding Star and Judy early supper so I don't get lost in my backyard during the white-out. LOL. Stay warm ya,ll, I love seeing your snow pics.
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post #6792 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 12:41 AM
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she who must be obeyed
= SWMBO. Just to save you some time.

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I am a month away from 72. I didn't think I would still be breaking horses at my age.

I think I love you! I so admire your spirit, and lack of fear.
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post #6793 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 09:45 AM
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Adding injury to insult.
Earlier on in the week Bugs stood on Roslyns foot. She is hobbling around. Yesterday she and a friend went for a ride along the beach sore foot and all. I was told about the ride to late in the day to go.

Kate bucked and roslyn landed in the sand not soft sand but packed and wet. She has hurt her back and is not moving very much. That's the second time Kate has bucked her off in a month it seems to becoming a regular thing, we think kate is having issues when in season and it results in the bucking behavour. Sad thing is Kate may have to go and be replaced by a gelding. This one is going to take some weeks for her to heal.
Anyone else experenced this type of behavour, and if so, did you find a solution.

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post #6794 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 10:49 AM
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I hope SWMBO gets better quicker than anticipated. Twice off in a month is not good. Could it be a saddle fit problem? So, you don't think Bugs has reached/gone through puberty yet? One thing I believe-horses sure do change our lives.
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post #6795 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 11:33 AM
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If your horse won't stand after a stop gently doubling them in a 360 degree circle very time they move and then making them stop usually fixes the problem. Also a lot of half halts without giving the horse time to back. Something to get that idea of rearward motion out of his head. Most green horses want to go forward after a stop and I always back a green horse a step or two after a stop to get the notion of forward movement out of their head.
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post #6796 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 12:28 PM
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Graces face is healing fantastic. I tell you that underwoods horse medicine is the Bomb!! It's hard to spay her with it being close to her eye but we are working it out. I do have a interested party coming to look at her this weekend. I already warned them of her battle wound.
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post #6797 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 12:38 PM
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stan I am sorry I know how hard it is dealing with a stuborn horse. I wish we didn't have to find a new home for Grace but with her stuborness and trailer issues we need to find a home better for her

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post #6798 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 01:20 PM
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I hope SWMBO gets better quicker than anticipated. Twice off in a month is not good. Could it be a saddle fit problem? So, you don't think Bugs has reached/gone through puberty yet? One thing I believe-horses sure do change our lives.
Thought about the saddle, she is using a fabtron wide tree which seems to fit well, all the sweat marks are synomous with a good fit. It seems to be around the time she is due to come into season. Her teeth have been done recently. I have been told it is regular seems some of the bucking incidents I was not told about.

Iliduc, I have taught him a one rein stop which allows me to bring his head to my boot and hold it. That holds him for a while but he gets impatient and then wants to move on. Ill try circles and see if he gets the message however he is young and ill give him some leeway for his age. I remember when I was young and did not want to wait for the old farts. But it is important he learn to do as asked. Some of our trekking situations to just barge on ahead is dangerious to horse and rider. He is learning, the last ride even though he was fast moving after he played up I did take him for some extra milage finishing the ride on my terms and when I wanted to finish.

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stan I am sorry I know how hard it is dealing with a stuborn horse. I wish we didn't have to find a new home for Grace but with her stuborness and trailer issues we need to find a home better for her
I have sorted the trailer issues with Bugs and Stella. Both load with no problems. Bugs is still frightened of the trailer but gets in. My next step is to get him in on voice command which is getting closer. Stella was a respect issue Like my better half she thought she could boss me around but allas in Stellas case not any more. On the married front I have learnt over the years to do as I am told. Well that's what she thinks, do you know the secret to a relationship.
Its to get the other person to do what you want them to do, while, they think they are doing what they want to do. I have been practicing that for years. I am often doing what I think I want to do.

On both horses I got in a young lady trained in the Perilli methods and then followed what she had done.

I think the best thing I did was to step back and allow someone else to fix the problem. It puts the horse off guard and control was regained. Best $70 I have spent
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post #6800 of 29437 Old 01-25-2013, 01:50 PM
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Stan - do you have Mare Magic in NZ? Kes is on it, and it has seemed to be working. She never bucked around that time, but she does come into heat each month and is a cranky mare for a day or so. The Mare Magic seemed to help (as does massage)
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